Category: travel

Happy 2014 from my family to yours

Happy 2014 from my family to yours

I painted everyone in my family in a  Pop Art style. Stay tuned for a how-to tutorial later this week. Goodbye, 2013. Hello, 2014. Where did this year go? It seems cliche to say but also very fitting. 2013 has…

My time in NYC | LATISM’s Top Blogueras

My time in NYC | LATISM’s Top Blogueras

Back when I was a young pup and eager to enter college and conquer the world, I believe I was on the fast track. I was writing essays and receiving scholarships from local and national Latino organizations. I was the…

LATISM: My immigration story

LATISM: My immigration story

A distant cousin captured this photo of Rhodie, New Mexico, the town my father’s family is from. When people ask me what part of Mexico my family is from, I always get tongue-tied. I can’t really put a Michoacan or…

We’ll always have Lake Powell

We’ll always have Lake Powell

Now that I’ve been back home for a little over a week, I’ve been reflecting on my time at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. It was such an amazing time, one that I won’t forget for a very, very long…

Exploring Rainbow Bridge National Monument

Exploring Rainbow Bridge National Monument

Amazing. Life-changing. Liberating. Beautiful. Incredible. I’m back from my #ALEx13 trip to Glen Canyon National Recreational Park with American Latino Heritage Fund. Guess you could say I had the time of my life. Here is my recap of the first…

Preparing to visit a national park with REI

Preparing to visit a national park with REI

I am counting down the days before I leave for Glen Canyon National Recreation Area with a lovely group of fellow bloggers – the Latina Blogstars – on the American Latino Expedition. I’m nearly bursting with excitement, but before any…

Proud to be an American Latino Expedition 2013 winner

Proud to be an American Latino Expedition 2013 winner

Last month I discovered that American Latino Heritage Fund – ALHF.org – of the National Park Foundation were seeking bloggers to apply for a cool trip to one of their selected national parks, called the American_Latino Expedition. I immediately wanted…

5 Packing tips for a family camping trip

5 Packing tips for a family camping trip

Summer is here. I have a love/hate relationship with summer. I love the idea of barbeques with family, the 4th of July, swimming, fire pits at the beach and cool evenings sitting under the moon with my husband after the…

My time at Hispanicize

My time at Hispanicize

I was asked this simple question last month: In 2013, I want to… It would’ve been easy to just toss something out there. I want to craft more. I want to get healthy. I want to travel. You know, the…

Visiting Ventura for the Craftcation Conference

Visiting Ventura for the Craftcation Conference

The delicious menu from the opening celebration dinner. I had an awesome time at the Craftcation Conference in Ventura last week and I really want to share why. I had several epiphany moments in between the sessions and crafty stuff…